Bringing Gender Diversity to Transportation

The Women In Trucking Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments, and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the industry.

Our Mission

For over a decade, we've been focused on this clear mission to encourage employment, address obstacles and celebrate success. It's supported by a passionate leadership team, highly engaged members, and committed sponsors and partners.

We continue to build a strong community among our members (primarily business professionals and professional drivers) who believe in and support our mission.


Encourage Employment

Gender diversity brings new perspectives, fuels greater idea generation, problem solving and innovation, increasing business performance and overall revenue generation. Gain access to relevant market intelligence, content, networking, collaboration and best practices to help you achieve this.

Address Obstacles

Women need flexible work arrangements, fair compensation, and inclusive corporate cultures that encourage and support professional development and advancement of women. Find resources, best practices, innovative ideas, and content that help ensure such corporate cultures.

Celebrate Success

Many companies in transportation are reaping the benefits of solid workforce diversity. See what other skilled individuals and innovative companies are doing capitalize on the benefits of gender diversity through WIT’s various awards and recognition programs.

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Whether you are a business professional or a professional driver, there are many reasons to become a member.
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Charlene Frelix Johnson: May Member of the Month

Meet our May Member of the Month, Charlene Frelix Johnson! She has been a professional driver at Republic Services for more than four years. Charlene is one of the few women in her division at Republic Services, the East Mesa yard. She hauls loads of trash and hazardous materials across her service area five days a week, provides exceptional service and stops at nothing to succeed within her role.

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Whitepaper: Addressing Gender Bias and Harassment in Trucking

WIT recently conducted extensive research among in gender bias and harassment in the industry. A key learning from this research was that while companies with for-hire or private fleets have taken steps to reduce sexual harassment or gender bias through formal policies, training and sensitivity programs, there remains a significant amount of work yet to be done in these areas.

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Webinar: Removing Roadblocks to Her Career in Transportation

Ever considered a career in transportation? In our upcoming free webinar on May 25, Yellow's Tamara Jalving, VP of Safety & Talent Acquisition, Peggy, professional driver, and Maria, terminal manager, will dive into the wide range of opportunities available for women in the industry, share their experiences, the major benefits, common myths, and more.

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Fox News: Trucking industry working to recruit female, teen drivers

WIT President Ellen Voie discusses why trucking is a rewarding and viable career path for women, how our Girl Scouts patch and activity book impacts the way young girls view the trucking industry, and the new FMCSA Safe Driver Apprentice pilot program.

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Accelerate Conference

This unique event works to elevate the issue of gender diversity, develop women leaders, and explore how to leverage a diverse workforce for company success and engage and retain more females in the industry.

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Redefining the Road Magazine

Published three times per year, our award-winning magazine explores emerging trends and issues impacting gender diversity in the industry, along with best practices in leadership, recruiting, operations, safety, sales and marketing, and life on the road.

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Salute to

Every year, this celebration acknowledges and applauds professional female drivers for their service and commitment to keep the economy moving and success in a male-dominated industry.

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Diversity Facts in Transportation

Did you know that women now make up over 10 percent of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers according to our recent research? Check out more industry statistics related to gender.

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Driver Ambassador

The Driver Ambassador program focuses on spreading WIT’s message by speaking at trade shows, driving schools, and other industry events; sharing her stories of life on the road; providing media interviews; and giving rides to legislators, regulators and the media.

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Women In Trucking President Ellen Voie and the WIT team attend and speak at various industry events to learn, network and advance gender diversity in the industry. Check out our upcoming live and virtual events we'll be participating in.

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Women In Trucking Blog 

Tap into our comprehensive blog to keep up with the latest industry trends, recruiting strategies, safety tips, marketing best practices, leadership advice, stories of life on the road, and what's happening with Women In Trucking.

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